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“Beautiful Santa Barbara Beachside Inn” 5 of 5 bubbles
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BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn
Ranked #26 of 51 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful Santa Barbara Beachside Inn”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

What a wonderful surprise to find ourselves in a fantastic location with a super room with ample balcony overlooking the Harbor! We have nothing but good things to say about this Best Western Inn! The location was within walking distance of the pier, many great restaurants and tourist attractions and the staff were so very helpful with sightseeing and dining advice. We would love to return in the future.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Edwards, CA, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

The customer service could not be better: Nick was fabulous. He was able to find us adjoining rooms and took care of all our needs. Rooms were clean, comfortable and the pool was a little oasis from a long trip on the road. The hotel is walking distance from many restaurants, the pier and harbor - ideal.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tiffany M
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Hi Tiffany,
We are all looking for good deals and value these days so thanks for choosing us when you have so many travel options. Glad we were able to have you enjoy Santa Barbara

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44 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

Our room faced the beach, love waking up on the beachside. We have stayed here twice. Beginning of January and end of March, had great weather both times. We really like the location, right across the street from the beach, not far from State Street and the harbor. The front desk staff are great! The rooms are clean and a nice size and beds are comfortable. I did not eat breakfast here. It just did not look very appetizing.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Hi Rwoodfin,
WOW..Thanks for the great feedback, but more sorry that the breakfast didn't look appetizing. Have no fear please, because I'm pleased to say in the near future we will have a new lobby and breakfast area and I PROMISE you it will look even more appetizing than now... even though so many of my guests love it as it is...Wait and see..You'll be surprised...

Come back soon...HJRobbins - GM
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Concord, New Hampshire
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

This hotel is in a great location. Clean, large rooms, friendly staff. I love BW and stay with them the time. Room view of the beach and docks was a plus. Short walk to state street. Take the electric shuttle as an alternative to walking.

I would stay again when in SB.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Great sales pitch Jason,
What can we say..You hit the nail on the head...

As always..much appreciated...HJRobbins - GM
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Grevie, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

The guys at the front was so professional and caring. The room was wery clean.Breakfast was very good and all dishes fresh and well presented. We booked another four days stay when cheching out. Location with the yatchharbur and beach across the street is ideal. Well kept pool area with towels, And the coffe!!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Stefan M
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Thanks Stefan,
You rock!! Thanks for all the kind words. The best kept secret in Santa Barbara won't be a secret for long if you keep spreading the word. I might have to refuse you next time your back. Just kidding, you've got your room always..

See you soon...All the best!! HJRobbins - GM
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Rancho Palos Verdes, United States
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

This is a great pet friendly inn. Close to the ocean and the Marina. Wonderful staff who is very helpful. Rooms are nice. Very accomodating for dogs. This inn has a wonderful breakfast. It is located next to a park (great for dog walking), near the pier and State Street. We just kept our car in the Car Port and used the public transportation to get around town. Our dogs (us too) had a lot of fun on the beach, playing in the beautiful ocean and walking in the Marina. Great restaurants.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Great location and pet friendly..What more can someone want while traveling except a great staff to take care of them...We have that too.

Enjoy the day...HJRobbins - GM
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Perth, Australia
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32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

This Hotel was in a great spot. In lovely Santa Barbara.

Room and Linens clean and upgraded, bathroom a bit cramped.

Rooms a little noisey

Bonus Breakfast included.

Felt price was a little high.

Staff very efficient and helpful, especially Nick at the front desk.

Stayed April 2014
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Thanks CW
We appreciate all the feedback we can get. We stand open for improvements everyday, but the funny thing is, we actually do improve as you will see from all our great reviews.
Sorry for the noisy room. Not sure why, but maybe to many of our guests having to much fun!!

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Property: BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn
Address: 336 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3855
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Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#13 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#17 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Beachside Inn, perfectly located just across the street and a few minutes walking distance from the harbor, pier and beaches of Santa Barbara. From our fantastic location, you can also enjoy a beautiful walk to "downtown" Santa Barbara, and experience all our world class dining and shopping. And to make life even easier, the Santa Barbara beachfront/downtown electric shuttle is available at our front door if you're planning to have an even more relaxing day while visiting. Our 60 room hotel will be sure to offer you the quaint charm, which represents Santa Barbara's essence. But we also offer some of the most modern conveniences. From our very hi-speed internet, to a fabulous continental breakfast and the latest in air conditioning / heating systems, we are all confident you will have a memorable visit here in Santa Barbara all handled by our fabulous staff.We look forward to welcoming all of you to our wonderful littleescape by the sea in beautiful Santa Barbara. ... more   less 
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Best Western Beachside Hotel Santa Barbara
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